Stormwater Questionnaire Online

1) Do you recall receiving any educational materials, reading or hearing about stormwater/water quality in the last 12 months?

YesNo (IF NO Skip to Question 2)

1.1) If ("YES"), what was the source of this material or information you received? (Please check all that apply)

Town of NewcastleCounty of WestchesterPrivate/Professional OrganizationNew York City Dept. of Environmental ProtectionNew York State Dept. of Environmental ProtectionGeneral Print PublicationOther

1.2) What was the medium used to convey the information you received? (Please check all that apply)

daily newspaperwatershed roadside signagewebsite/on-line informationcable TV advertisingdirect mailing / newsletter

2) Are you aware that the Town has an individual assigned to address stormwater related issues?

YesNo

3) Have you participated in a clean-up event in the Town in the last 12 months?

YesNo

4) Would you be willing to participate in a Town organized clean-up day along highways, streams and the Town generally?

YesNo

5) What do you see as the underlying cause(s) of pollution of our local streams, rivers and lakes?

Lack of EducationApathyCosts associated with pollution preventionLack of enforcementOther

6) Would you consider adapting some of your daily activities to improve water quality if you learned of alternatives?

YesNo

7) Would you like to learn about the Town's Stormwater Management Plan?

YesNo

8) If so, what type of outreach would be most beneficial (Check all that apply)

Informational mailings (brochures and fact sheets)Information posted on Town websitePublic information meetingsLocal Cable ChannelOther

9) Which of the following educational topics would you find most useful? (Check all that apply)

Pet WasteLow Impact Development(green roofs, porous pavement, rain gardens)Storm DrainsMaintaining VehiclesYard Care (weed and feed, fertilizers, lawns, soils, watering)Wetland/Stream MaintenanceCar WashingNative PlantsChemical and Hazardous Waste StorageOther

10) Do you perform yard maintenance and lawn care yourself or contract out for the services?

Perform myselfContract out

11) What is the disposition of your lawn clippings after you/your lawn care provider mows the lawn?

Mulch them in placeRemoved from yard by lawn care companyNo responsibility, performed by landlordCollect and bag them for Town collectionComposted on property

12) What is the disposition of your fall leaves?

Mulch them in placeRemoved from yard by lawn care companyNo responsibility, performed by landlordCollect and bag them for Town collectionComposted on property

13) Does our stormwater go through a cleaning process before reaching our streams, rivers and lakes?

YesNoDo Not Know

14) Have you ever heard of or attended a review of the draft annual Stormwater Management Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation typically held in April or May each year at Town Hall?

YesNoNot aware of a draft annual Stormwater Report

15) If you have a septic tank for disposal of residential wastes, are you aware of the new regulations regarding inspecting and cleaning?

YesNoDo not have a septic tank, are connected to a municipal waste collection system (Town or County Sewer)